Some of the events, conferences, publications and projects we have worked on are listed below. Some other projects are not listed as we must respect client confidentiality in sensitive areas.
Lear, together with E.CA Economics, Sheppard Mullin and University of East Anglia, has been appointed by the European Commission to carry out a study to assist in the revision the Community guidelines on State aid for railway undertakings. The study will provide the Commission with the relevant information to update the Guidelines, to ensure that they are apt to promote the full liberalization of the rail sector and well-aligned with the regulatory developments that ensure a level-playing field in the internal market. Read more
Lear has been selected by the EBRD to provide technical assistance to the Armenian State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition (“SCPEC RA”). The aim of the project is to support the institutional development, policy enforcement capacity, and advocacy activities of the SCPEC RA, through a comprehensive capacity building programme based on extensive trainings, advocacy support, market studies and secondary legislation drafting. Read more
Lear, together with DIW Berlin and Sheppard Mullin, has been appointed to support the European Commission’s “fitness check” on the “Guidelines on State aid to promote risk finance investments” and the “Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines”. The Guidelines were part of the State Aid Modernisation, a package of rules meant to simplify the procedure State Members must follow to implement State aid. The fitness check is an evaluation aimed at deciding whether to further prolong or update the provisional rules of the Modernisation package. Read more
The Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission (DG COMP) has commissioned to a consortium led by Lear and participated by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Sheppard Mullin, a study to support its evaluation of the rules regarding access to operating aid to airports under the EU Aviation Framework applicable as of 2014 (2014 Aviation Guidelines). Read more
The subject of this FWC is to conduct evaluation and impact assessment studies regarding one or more State aid policy instruments (legislation, guidelines, notice etc.) from an inter-disciplinary perspective and in accordance with the Commission’s binding evaluation and impact assessment standards. Read more
The study provides an ex-post evaluation of competition policy enforcement in the telecoms markets and includes a quantitative analysis on the impact of three decisions adopted by the European Commission on telecoms market’s performance.
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The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) will organize a conference on “Impact Assessment of Interventions of Competition and Consumer Authorities”. The conference will take place in Amsterdam on November 16, 2016. Over the last years, government and market authorities devoted particular attention to impact assessment, a tool which can enable them to learn from past interventions and improve future ones. Read more
Lear – together with Analysys Mason and DIW Berlin – is presenting the project on the “Economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU” carried out on behalf of the DG Comp. Read more
Lear, together with Analysys Mason and DIW Berlin, has been selected by DG Competition for a project on the ex-post evaluation on the “Economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU”. Read more
The study investigates the impact of three mergers between major Dutch supermarket chains, all cleared with divestitures by the Autoriteit Consument & Markt (“ACM”). Read more